WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - Ten-year-old Hannah Altman knows all about making big decisions, after all it’s part of her job description.
You see this fifth grader is the CEO of her own company, HannahsCoolWorld.com . She says, “What's it feel like being a 10-year-old CEO? It's fun because I get to see all different new products, I get to design parts of my company but I also get to have fun with my parents.”
Hannah started her business after a dinner outing with her mom and dad. “I walked into the restaurant and saw these cool pencil toppers and thought ‘hey might as well start a business.’"
Now those squishy pencil toppers, Japanese erasers and unique collectible toys have turned into a half million dollar business, allowing Hannah’s mom and dad to quit their day jobs.
Hannah’s parents, Lauren and Rick, say they often have to have Hannah make the big decisions at home, because she’s not allowed into the major toy sows across the county. Rick says, “In the past Lauren and I have looked at something and didn’t like it, thought it was babyish. All of a sudden Hannah sees it and loves it and we sell a couple thousand of them. It’s been a great experience for us, but also for Hannah about business."
Hannah’s toys also have a deeper message. With one dollar from some sales going to the Rock CAN Roll food Charity in New York.
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